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Updating my OS on my old Hackintosh, still on El Capitan

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Oct 27, 2015
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Motherboard
Gigabyte GA-Z97M-D3H MATX board
CPU
Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz LGA 1150 CPU
Graphics
EVGA Geforce GTX750TI SC
Mac
  1. iMac
  2. MacBook Pro
Hey guys,
Years ago I followed a guide on this forum to set up my main work computer. I am not much of a technical person or really an enthusiast to be honest. I went the hackintosh route because I didn't have the funds available for a legit mac. This machine has served me well for the last few years and without issue.

I am now way behind in OSX version. Still on El Capitan and I need to run some software on my machine that doesn't support the older OS.

My question is, is my current hardware compatible with the latest OSX version. If so, am I safe to just follow the Catalina installation guide? Forgive my ignorance I am just out of the loop here.

I am running:
Intel I7 4790K
Gigabyte GA-Z97M-D3H MATX board
Samsung 120gb SSD
EVGA Geforce GTX750TI SC
Crucial Ballistix 32gb Ram

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks!
 

UtterDisbelief

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Joined
Feb 13, 2012
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Motherboard
ASRock B560M itx/ac - OC 0.6.8
CPU
i3-10320
Graphics
GT710 - 1920x1080
Mac
  1. iMac
  2. Mac mini
Classic Mac
  1. eMac
  2. iBook
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
Hey guys,
Years ago I followed a guide on this forum to set up my main work computer. I am not much of a technical person or really an enthusiast to be honest. I went the hackintosh route because I didn't have the funds available for a legit mac. This machine has served me well for the last few years and without issue.

I am now way behind in OSX version. Still on El Capitan and I need to run some software on my machine that doesn't support the older OS.

My question is, is my current hardware compatible with the latest OSX version. If so, am I safe to just follow the Catalina installation guide? Forgive my ignorance I am just out of the loop here.

I am running:
Intel I7 4790K
Gigabyte GA-Z97M-D3H MATX board
Samsung 120gb SSD
EVGA Geforce GTX750TI SC
Crucial Ballistix 32gb Ram

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks!


Hi there.

From your description of components, your graphics-card would not be compatible for any version of macOS after High Sierra.

There are two ways around this, 1) remove the GPU and run your i7's iGPU. However bear in mind this is not (I believe) compatible with the forthcoming macOS Big Sur. 2) fit a commonly used AMD GPU. There are several to choose from in the RX and Vega ranges.

Our build guides and support forums make these clear :thumbup:
 
Joined
Feb 12, 2015
Messages
36
Motherboard
Gigabyte GA-Z97M-D3H
CPU
Intel Core i7 4790K 4GHz
Graphics
EVGA GTX 750 Ti
Hey guys,
Years ago I followed a guide on this forum to set up my main work computer. I am not much of a technical person or really an enthusiast to be honest. I went the hackintosh route because I didn't have the funds available for a legit mac. This machine has served me well for the last few years and without issue.

I am now way behind in OSX version. Still on El Capitan and I need to run some software on my machine that doesn't support the older OS.

My question is, is my current hardware compatible with the latest OSX version. If so, am I safe to just follow the Catalina installation guide? Forgive my ignorance I am just out of the loop here.

I am running:
Intel I7 4790K
Gigabyte GA-Z97M-D3H MATX board
Samsung 120gb SSD
EVGA Geforce GTX750TI SC
Crucial Ballistix 32gb Ram

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks!
Did you have succes with this new build on Hight Sierra? Im about to do the same with a fresh install and my set up is the same as yours.
 
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